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Lake Merritt – History, Truth & Facts

Purchase Photo Ahhh Lake Merritt, the lake of a thousand smells. I’ve heard a lot of rumors regarding Lake Merritt and it’s origins. So I decided to write this article about the history and facts of Lake Merritt. I hope this article helps spread some proper and informative information for all. Please share with fellow […]

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Oakland Police Helicopter Flying Now

Why is the Oakland Police Helicopter flying now? If you’re wondering why there are helicopters over Oakland right now here are 3 ways to find out. 1) Sign up to get text updates from the Oakland Police Department. I have instructions at the bottom of this article. 2) The Oakland Police Scanner app. If you […]

Bubb Rubb Invented Viral Videos

Bubb Rubb from Oakland invented Viral Videos with Whistle Tips. You may have forgotten but once upon a time, before memes and internet ADD there was Bubb Rubb, possibly the first to go viral from a news clip in the early days of Youtube. And he is from Oakland of course. The whole thing started […]

Visit Oakland funny!

Oakland is a great place to visit! We may not have the best tourism department at the City of Oakland so these guys took it upon themselves to spread the word! And of course a San Francisco Twilight Zone video.

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Oakland Coliseum Stadium History & Future

Oakland Stadium Facts: The Oakland Coliseum, built in 1966 is currently the 5th oldest MLB stadium and 4th oldest NFL Stadium. It houses both the Oakland A’s MLB baseball team and the Oakland Raiders NFL football team. It seats 63,000 in full attendance for the Raiders but only 34,000 for the A’s due to the […]

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New Parkway Theater reopened Movie, Pizza AND Beer?

We Love You Oakland sign at the closed down Parkway Theater on Park Blvd. As you may have heard the Parkway Theater is reopening. I would love to say that’s true but not entirely. There is actually a new group who signed a lease at a new venue in Oakland’s Uptown District at 474 24th […]

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Oakland Skyline San Francisco Bay Area

Click the images to view full size. Oakland San Francisco Bay Area Panoramic Photo This panoramic photo was taken by me from the Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland at the end of Piedmont Ave. You can go in the graveyard and continue up the mountain to the top. Once at the top of the hill […]

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10 Reasons You Hate BART

While writing this article I realized I am way more upset at BART than I knew so I’ll start there. As someone who rides BART every day Monday through Friday I must say I am getting very fed up with the system. BART is overpriced! For one, it’s way over priced. To go from 12th […]

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Oakland Medical Clubs

Oakland Medical Marijuana Clubs The City of Oakland currently has 8 permitted Medical Marijuana dispensaries. Harborside Health Center 10am-8pm 7 Days A Week 1840 Embarcadero Free Delivery! Purple Heart Patient Center Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm | Sun: 10am-6pm 415 4th St (510) 625-7877 Magnolia Wellness 10am-8pm 7 Days A Week 161 Adeline St (510) 628-2119 Oakland Organics […]

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Port of Oakland Cranes? Star Wars AT-AT Walkers?

Port of Oakland Cranes Vs. AT AT Walkers You have probably heard the ongoing urban legend that George Lucas got his idea for the Star Wars AT-AT Walkers from the Port of Oakland Shipping Container Cranes while flying into Oakland International Airport (OAK). Can it be confirmed? Who knows the truth. I think it’s highly […]

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Oakland Graffiti Mural Art

I’ve decided to to start a running article where I will add random photos I have taken from around Oakland. These will all be graffiti paintings, murals and other Oakland ART mostly taken with my cellphone. I took this over 10 years ago with a digital camera that saved to floppy disc. It was over […]

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Recover Stolen Bike Oakland San Francisco Bay Area

The fear of getting your bike stolen in Oakland is real and if you’re from Oakland, chances are it’s already been stolen at some point in life. When you have a nice bike and you live in an area where the crime is so high, it kind of keeps you from using that bike as […]

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